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World renewable energy consumption from 1998 to 2016 (in million metric tons of oil equivalent)

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Consumption in million metric tons of oil equivalent
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This statistic represents worldwide renewable energy consumption between 1998 and 2016. In 2016, worldwide consumption of renewable energy came to just under 419.6 million metric tons of oil equivalent.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
World
Survey time period
1998 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Based on gross generation from renewable sources including wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste, and not accounting for cross-border electricity supply. Converted on the basis of thermal equivalence assuming 38 percent conversion efficiency in a modern thermal power station.
The figures prior to 2006 were taken from a previous edition of the publication.

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